Re: Re: Dive Report: Santa Barbara Island Aboard The Bottom Scratcher 12/10-12, 2019

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Posted by Jeff J Reeb on December 17, 2019 at 19:57:41:

In Reply to: Re: Dive Report: Santa Barbara Island Aboard The Bottom Scratcher 12/10-12, 2019 posted by Ken Kurtis on December 15, 2019 at 20:26:46:

Hi Ken,

Thank you for the compliment!

Regarding my report, note I did not use the term "new" in my report to describe any sites we dove, and opened my account by stating SBI has been "dove forever". We were scouting out sites for future dive trips pure and simple. Is "Arch Reef" different than the "the Arch" as described in this excerpt from the Reef Seekers description of dive sites at SBI?

"...the Arch (a stunning natural underwater arch with a variety of sea life surrounding it...)"-Reef Seekers

I dove "the Arch" described above in 2018 and Dive 1 was definitely not that site. This arch was smaller and in a completely different place. Dive 2 may be Black Caverns, but I do not have the numbers to Black Cavern to compare to the numbers we took for Dive 2.

Unfortunately we did not have a chance to look for the sump I dove with Gabe Lu of Ocean Safari on our 2018 visit. Since the very experienced Captain of the boat was unaware of that site at the time we dove it, I'm thinking it is one that is not widely known.

Take care,

Jeff "J" Reeb

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